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Chelsea Clinton Announces Birth of Baby Girl on Twitter

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Image: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton listen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton listen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Sept. 23. Obama is in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters

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It's a girl! Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky are the proud parents to a baby girl, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, the new mom said via Twitter early Saturday.

The 34-year-old daughter of the former president and ex-secretary of state had told Glamour magazine last year that she and her husband hoped to make 2014 "the year of the baby." On Saturday afternoon, the Clintons said in a statement that they were "blessed, grateful, and so happy" to be Charlotte's grandparents. "We are thrilled to be with our daughter and her husband as they welcome their daughter into the world," the statement said. "Chelsea is well and glowing. Marc is bursting with pride. Charlotte's life is off to a good start." Their first grandchild comes as Hillary Clinton considers whether to run for president, a decision that could put her on a path to becoming the nation's first female president. She has said she expects to announce her intentions around the beginning of next year.

Following the birth of his granddaughter, former President Bill Clinton bowed out of a scheduled appearance to lend a hand to a pair of embattled Colorado candidates. He has been traveling the country to help Democrats in 2014.

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